Rumor ‘Rubio support’ may have over stepped his bounds with this. Ted has already denied the allegations. Do you think any of this is true?
Rumors surrounding Ted Cruz and allegations he cheated on his wife with five women are believed to have steamed from Marco Rubio’s camp – not Donald Trump’s, as initially believed.
‘For months and months, anti-Cruz operatives have pitched a variety of #CruzSexScandal stories to a host of prominent national publications,’ The Daily Beast has reported.
Breitbart News claims it was one of those outlets that was pitched a ‘Cruz Sex Scandal’ story.
The news site said the pitch came from a video peddled by a ‘Rubio ally’.
The video shows ‘a compilation video of Cruz and a woman other than his wife coming out of the Capitol Grille restaurant and a hotel on Tuesdays and Thursdays’, according to The Daily Beast.
In the end Breitbart News turned the story down because ‘there was no way to verify the claims’.
However, the video was enough for Nation Enquirer to run with it.
Cruz believed it was Donald Trump and his ‘henchmen’ who were spreading a smear, prompting a scathing response from the Republican frontrunner.
Cruz publicly denied cheating on his wife Heidi with five woman – described in the National Enquirer as including a ‘hot babe’ and a ‘$1,000 a night call girl’.
And he accused Donald Trump and his henchmen of being behind it saying his rival had acted to ‘enlist’ the Enquirer to spread a smear.
That prompted Trump to issue a lengthy statement denying being involved, but which said of the National Enquirer ‘they were right about O.J. Simpson, John Edwards and many others.’
‘I certainly hope they are not right about Lyin’ Ted Cruz,’ he said.
The extraordinary spectacle of the Christian conservative candidate defending the integrity of his marriage unfolded in the space of hours.
He first found himself facing extraordinary claims of five affairs when a story in the National Enquirer magazine became the subject of Washington gossip on Thursday night, and two women were named as potential mistresses by a Republican operative on Friday morning.
The Enquirer had never named the women with whom it accused Cruz of cheating on his wife Heidi.
But then the Republican behind an attack on Donald Trump earlier this week which featured a naked picture of his wife Melania named two women she said were alleged to be his mistress.
Liz Mair, a respected Republican strategist, used her Twitter to name Amanda Carpenter, a former spokeswoman for Trump who is now a CNN contributor, and a Trump spokeswoman, Katrina Pierson, who is also a former Cruz aide.
Both denied the claim robustly – but it lit a fire which Cruz then had to act to put out.
‘Let me be clear. This National Enquirer story is garbage,’ Cruz said this afternoon. ‘It is complete and utter lies. It is a tabloid smear and it is a smear that has come from Donald Trump and his henchmen.’
Then he launched into an attack on Trump saying his rival was a ‘rat’ – ‘but I have no desire to copulate with him’.